Tuesday, April 16, 2013

48 Ways: #14a - Scripture


Pirkei Avot 6:5 teaches that Torah is acquired in 48 ways, which it lists for us. The fourteenth of the 48 is mikra, which refers to Tanach, a.k.a. Scripture.

The most basic building block of Torah is the pasuk [verse], and all of the lessons of midrash and mishnah and gemara are drawn from there. Therefore, the student who would succeed in studying Torah must devote time, on a regular basis, to the study of the text from which all of this springs, and not focus entirely on the lessons deduced from that text.

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